Brutality in Kansat
What happened and is happening in an erstwhile unknown place named Kansat, in the northern part of Bangladesh, is more then a tragedy. Tragedy is something shocking, an event that takes people unawares. It is the suddenness and prior unpredictability that lends tragedy a sense of loss and grief. But(Added: Sun Apr 16 2006)
Ruling party leaders term police firing at Kansat ‘thoughtless act’
A number of leaders of the ruling BNP, including two ministers of the government, termed the police firing on people agitating for uninterrupted power supply at Kansat a ‘thoughtless act’.
‘Allowing the police to open fire [on the agitators], without considering long-term consequences, was a tho(Added: Sun Apr 16 2006)
Kuwaiti pro-radical organization to leave Bangladesh
The Kuwait-based non-government organization, Revival of Islamic Heritage Society, widely blamed for fuelling Islamist militancy in Bangladesh by channeling funds to militant organizations, has finally sent a letter to the NGO Bureau announcing its intention to leave Bangladesh, said Bureau sources.(Added: Sun Apr 16 2006)
Corrupt millionaire ministers in Bangladesh
Corruption is the number one problem for Bangladesh. Transparency International in its annual report placed Bangladesh at the top of the list of most corrupt nations in the world. Certainly, it makes the politicians in Bangladesh, especially those in power, extremely uncomfortable and worried. It is(Added: Sat Apr 15 2006)
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Dhaka-Delhi needs to continue dialogue for improving relations
Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia finally went to next door neighbor India on a spectacular visit (March 20-22), first time ever in her 11 years. She encouragingly managed to impart political dynamics and impetus to Indo-Bangladesh frozen relations, though no miracle breakthrough was made on cor(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
Lafarge to invests $25m for mining limestone in Meghalaya
Lafarge, the international cement giant, has reiterated its commitment to implement its $25 million dollar investment for mining limestone in India's northeastern Meghalaya state despite the torching of its conveyor belt early January. The French company has established a joint venture in the restiv(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
Khaleda appointed lobbyist for building Bangladesh’s image
Saber Hossain Chowdhury, less brash than other Awami League leaders, thought that perhaps he had sprung a major political surprise by revealing the secret that the government has engaged a lobbyist in Washington to apply a coat of fresh paint to its image to hide its unseemly spots.
Taking the cue (Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
Nasty attempt of RAW heads in the Indian Mission in Dhaka
A virulent counter-offensive of psychological warfare against Bangladesh appears to have been embarked upon by propagandists of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of the government of India, after it failed to deter the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, from charting a sensible new course (Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
Combating corruption in Bangladesh
At long last the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) is about to get down to business with rather an innovative mission named "Trap Case Drive". The objective is to catch the corrupt officials red handed with the help of prospective bribe givers as traps. It sounds good as the ACC seems to have become (Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
International Inquiry on Islamist militant issue
Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has reiterated her demand for an international inquiry into the militancy issues and following that her party's central working committee at a meeting the other day also demanded that "all the militants now in police custody in connection with bomb terrorism should h(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
The process of dialogue in Bangladesh
The process of political dialogue initiated by the government with the opposition after a couple of years of expression of mutual mistrust has come to the people as a sigh of relief, even though the dialogue itself is yet to begin, because they do not want instability that would not only stall their(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
NGOs’ income from micro-credit to come under taxation
The Bangladesh government is planning to bring the income of non-governmental organizations from micro-credit operations under the tax net, according to sources in the finance ministry.
The ministry has recently asked the National Board of Revenue to bring necessary changes in the existing law, whi(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
Repression of journalists continuing in Bangladesh
Three years back, prestigious US daily New York Times in its Sunday edition editorial published an important commentary on the issue of repression of journalists in Bangladesh. On December 14, 2003, NYT published the editorial titled ‘Risk of journalism in Bangladesh’, where they commented “Banglade(Added: Fri Apr 14 2006)
MMEC Group Launches Foundation to show the Richness of Cultural Diversity
April sees the launch of a brand new foundation which plans to show the richness of diversity. The MMEC Group - www.mmec.eu - is planning a number of projects over the next ten years. The group plan to start with “Tradeshows” which will create a network of media groups coming together with a commo(Added: Thu Apr 13 2006)
Janata Tower Fine: Ershad faces court on waiver order
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday filed an affidavit-in-opposition in the High Court against the writ petition to realise rest of the total amount of the fined money from him (Ershad) in Janata Tower corruption case.
Ershad appeared in person before an assistant registrar of the Supreme Co(Added: Thu Apr 13 2006)
Bangladesh ruling party writes to opposition on reform dialogue
With the government high-ups having decided not to sit in a dialogue without Jamaat-e-Islami, the ruling BNP yesterday in a letter asked the Awami League (AL) not to interfere in nomination of its representatives in the proposed committee.
"We do not have any say about who will participate in the (Added: Thu Apr 13 2006)
Bangladesh-British Chamber urges government to set up industrial park in Sylhet
Bangladesh-British Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) yesterday urged the government to establish an industrial park in Sylhet to attract more investment from the UK-based expatriate Bangladeshis.
The BBCC at a meeting with the leaders of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) (Added: Thu Apr 13 2006)
Tata still eager to invest in Bangladesh
Tata Group is still eager to invest in Bangladesh as part of its plan to take part in the development initiatives in South Asia, the group's Bangladesh Project Director Manzer Hossain said.
The Indian industrial giant is seeking a win-win solution to end the stalemate over gas price issue before s(Added: Thu Apr 13 2006)
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Tale of a junior minister in Bangladesh
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It was April 2004. Main Bangladesh’s opposition Awami League (AL) declared to topple down the ruling alliance in the country led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) by 30th of the same month. Home minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, a former air chief (Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
SAARC agrees to grant US, S Korea observer status
Bangladesh did play an important role in letting SAARC agree in principle to grant United States and South Korea observer status in the regional grouping.
Formal announcement of the decision came at a recent press briefing by Bangladesh Foreign Ministry. This decision was taken by at the two-day 5(Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
Dynamism is the pre-requisite of effective SAARC
As the Standing Committee of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meets in Dhaka, first time after the last 13th summit of the seven-nation forum in November in Dhaka, the committee is entrusted with a big task of charting the ways for implementation of the decisions of the l(Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
Bangladesh to seek free access of goods to Turkey
Dhaka will seek duty free access of Bangladesh products to the Turkish market and pursue increased exports of pharmaceuticals, ready-made garment, ceramic and leather goods during Bangladesh Prime Minister (PM) Begum Khaleda Zia's three-day visit beginning today.
She arrived in Ankara at the invit(Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
Pod1 nominated for “online Oscar”
Roll out the red carpet as, specialist web design company, Pod1 is proud to announce that they have just been nominated for an award in this year’s 10th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “online Oscars” by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts &(Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
TF1 New London high tech office
Leading television, TF1 has inaugurated a brand new office in London.
The new TF1 London office is a dynamic bureau for all the TF1's international news operations, bringing the entire London and United Kingdom news service together in one venue.
The new TF1 London bureau is designed to be f(Added: Wed Apr 12 2006)
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New faces bring websites to life
22 year old media newcomers Kathryn Collins and Iestyn Page were given a lucky break this week as VideoTile launched its new presenter-led website service. www.videotile.co.uk Vide(Added: Tue Apr 11 2006)
Tale of a junior minister
It was April 2004. Main Bangladesh’s opposition Awami League (AL) declared to topple down the ruling alliance in the country led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) by 30th of the same month. Home minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, a former air chief was totally confused. He was shaky on taking dec(Added: Tue Apr 11 2006)